These wise words, written by one of the more honest and ornery grandfathers of modern psychotherapy, remind us that contentment comes when we. . .
These five simple words tell us so much. One of the quickest paths toward emotional comfort and security is being content with who and how. . .
At the root of addiction problems lies an attempt to control our emotional experience. Whether we are trying to avoid discomfort, maximize pleasure, or. . .
The story we tell about our addiction is important. And it should change as our understanding about ourselves changes over time. Often, when we are mired. . .
Addictions seem to offer us an escape. They may create a turbulence in our lives, but this turbulence, while problematic, also gives us something to pin. . .
Addictions are an attempt at controlling our inner experience of life. It only bolsters feelings of continuing helplessness if we attempt to apply control where it. . .
Successful recovery is, to a large extent, a learning process. All learning means entering into uncharted territory and endeavoring to experience the. . .
Successful recovery from addiction is available to everyone. The addicted life is one of very hard work and emotional struggle. It requires. . .
Recovery means facing the parts of ourselves that have migrated toward addictive patterns. Initially we may simply need to face the fact that our addictions are. . .
Often the addicted life is one ruled by circumstances seemingly beyond our control. Even our inner world, our emotional world, is ultimately controlled by. . .